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The Tunnock Prize 2020

The Scottish Records Association is pleased to announce a new prize essay competition aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers kindly sponsored by Thomas Tunnock Ltd.

Entries should focus on the use and interpretation of Scottish archives both within Scotland and further afield.  Submissions should consist of between 4,000 and 6,000 words. Any submission that makes use of archival material to explore historical matters relevant to Scotland will be considered.  Entries should follow the format specified in the Guidelines to Authors available at

The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £250 and, subject to peer review, will be eligible for publication in Scottish Archives, the journal of the Scottish Records Association.

Please send your submissions via email to: accompanied by a brief covering letter giving your name and eligibility (degree, university and year of studies, or the year of obtaining your degree). The closing date for entries has been extended to 30th September 2020. There will be no exceptions after that date. .

The prize winner will be announced at the Scottish Records Association’s AGM in November 2020 and publicised on the SRA website at and in our newsletter, Retour.